Essay On Karl Marx's Concept Of Alienation

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The differences and similarities of Karl Marx’s concept of alienation with Emile Durkheim’s theory of anomie in modern capitalism.
The conceptualization by these two intellectual and classical sociologists is to elaborate by juxtaposing it to other concepts in detail for critical analysis in a compare and contrast fashion within modernity. As to staging different perspectives of what regulates and impacts the conditions of modern capitalism within the division of labour. To begin, Marx witnessed repressive arm of bourgeois and, as a set of institutions that takes on a broad range of functions corresponding to the needs and interests of the capital division of labour. To elaborate further on capitalism as class conflict underlies with four main aspects of alienation: as a product of labour; as from labour itself; as from others; and as from labourer himself or herself. Next, an elaboration of Durkheim’s conceptualism of capitalism and division of labour forms basis of anomie, as well as interconnection of anti-social
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Marx identified forced labour has a lack of control over the work process because it transforms individual’s capacity to work either creatively or unimaginatively as a mechanical part of an automated system. For Marx, he also stresses that such labour power systems may lead to individual’s self-destruction of real sociality, or may even clash with individual’s social relations founded on equality and freedom. In contrast, Durkheim argues that social forces creates and defines individual’s social relations to function effectively in modern society, as to social forces breakdown moral aspects for social cohesion. The comparison between Marx and Durkheim appear to be of similar features of modern society, regarding their critiques of the society, as they would probably both agree that too much regulation or forced labour is not healthy for its

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